Was unable to locate a thread or post about this issue with a search, so here goes:

I previously downloaded EB 1.1 and played it with only minor hiccups (occasional CTD, etc.) for months, until recently.

The moment I installed MTW Kingdoms, EB would no longer play. I got either no response at all by clicking the icon, or the RTW thumbnail on the screen for a second or 2 and then nothing. Maybe 1 out of 10 tries, I'd get an error message stating that direct X 9 was not found.

So...I uninstalled EB, trivial script, unit recruitment, etc., uninstalled RTW, and started over. I reinstalled RTW, then downloaded 1.3 & 1.5 patches, installed those. Then downloaded EB1.1 again. I installed them all in the same location (not program files). Still will not play, trivial script or no.

I now get the following error message upon attempting to open EB 'play single player':

Execution of command 'RomeTW.exe-mod:eb-show-error-nm' failed (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)

Any insight would be appreciated. MTW is Ok, but I grew to love EB.

Thanks in advance.